Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Verizon Business Offers Single-Source Procurement Internationally

Verizon Business has begun offering a single-source procurement service to provide multinational enterprises with a simpler way to build, support and manage their global networks. The new single-source model covers the procurement of customer premises equipment (CPE) and other support services in 122 countries and territories. Verizon Business said this new model bolsters and simplifies the services it provides to support CPE - from billing and contracting to logistics and financing. In addition, the company has reached an array of global agreements with seven leading equipment manufacturers, distributors and resellers, thus enabling enterprise customers to take full advantage of volume discounts and other advantageous terms.

The new model represents an expansion of the company's approach to managed services delivery for Cisco-based solutions.

Verizon Business said it has reached agreements with Avaya, Cisco, Fluke Networks, Juniper Networks, NCR, TANDBERG and Tech Data/Azlan. These communications solutions include:

  • Avaya - Contact center, IP telephony, mobility, unified communications.

  • Cisco - Networking, conferencing, unified communications and collaboration, security, wireless LAN.

  • Fluke Networks - Networked application performance, monitoring and analysis.

  • Juniper Networks - Networking, security, unified access, WAN acceleration.

  • NCR - Professional consulting and support services.

  • TANDBERG - Telepresence and video conferencing.

  • Tech Data/Azlan - Advanced logistics distribution services for equipment from multiple manufacturers.

Further expansion of the program is planned for 2009, with the addition of other vendors as well as expanded reach in more countries.

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